Trustee & Education Performance & Standards Committee member
Maria is a partner at the law firm, Mishcon de Reya, where she specialises in all areas of Immigration law. She is recognised as an expert in her field by both Chambers and Legal 500. Maria was listed as a Spears Wealth Top 10 Immigration Lawyer and was named The Times Lawyer of the Week in January 2020. At the end of 2020, Maria set up the Black Justice Project in conjunction with Queen Mary University to provide free legal advice to the black community in the areas of employment discrimination, actions against the police and Windrush immigration. Maria has recently been shortlisted for Human Rights Solicitor of the year.
Maria works with a number of charities and volunteers regularly both at an asylum drop in centre in London and in refugee camps in Greece.